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SAMA, humane society plan soiree

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Humane Society and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art are teaming up for the second annual Crystal Soiree 2020.

With this year’s theme, “The Black & White Masked Ball,” the event will be held from 5:30 to

11 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

This one-of-a-kind soiree is the hallmark of the area’s most important charity events raising funds for these two community organizations.

It is an evening of entertainment, dinner and dancing featuring music from The Josh Squared band.

If you find a mask is too bulky or restrictive, Serafina Faces will be there to paint your face with a customized mask for a small fee that benefits both organizations.

Tickets are $175 per person.

For more information, call 589-3020 or visit www.crystalsoiree.com.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Special room rates for Omni Bedford Springs Resort are also available.

Health, welfare council to meet

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at The Arc of Blair County.

The speakers will be attorneys from MidPenn Legal Services.

Attorney Evangeline Wright will speak on what the firm’s Low-Income Tax Clinic does, common issues that low-income and ESL individuals may encounter in filing personal income tax returns and easy ways to identify “red flags” among clients that may indicate a need for their Tax Clinic Services.

Attorney Margaret O’Leary will speak on Social Security disability benefits for domestic violence survivors and other victims of crimes.

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council provides education and information to the public on health and human service needs, services and resources.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

For more information, visit www.blairhealthand


Allegheny Chorale to begin rehearsals

The Allegheny Chorale will begin weekly rehearsals for its 2020 spring concert.

Rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in the music suite at Tyrone Area High School.

Anyone with a love of music is welcome to join.


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